Rewind the romance! Prior to her relationship with Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson kept her love life fairly private. Even when she was rumoured to be dating From Justin to Kelly costar Justin Guarini in the early 2000s, the “Miss Independent” singer, who rose to fame after winning American Idol’s first season in 2002, hasn’t revealed much about her dating life before marrying Blackstock. Clarkson didn’t confirm that she and the season 1 runner-up on American Idol had a brief fling until 2015. “I think any two people who have been thrown together that much, I mean, but [on] ‘Timeless,’ that song from From Justin to Kelly,’ you can’t fight it,” the Texas native said at the time during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. Guarini, for his part, denied in 2012 that the musicians were romantically involved.
“There was definitely a rumour,” she says. “We’ve always been such good friends,” he said at the time to Yahoo Music. “Um, man, it was weird. On the show, she played my sister, and then we collaborated on a film. I’d say, we had a good time. “It’s true.” In February 2014, the Georgia native confirmed Clarkson’s account of their romance, telling Pennsylvania concertgoers that the twosome was briefly romantic while filming 2003’s From Justin to Kelly. Clarkson’s attitude toward love, on the other hand, appears to have changed after she met Blackstock, whom she married in 2013 after two years of dating. The “Piece by Piece” singer began to speak out about her relationships in October 2012, telling Ryan Seacrest that she knew Reba McEntire’s former stepson was The One the moment they met. “We were just in the same room together when he came up to me and said he was from the same hometown as me, and I was like, ‘Oh, we’re so getting married,'” she says. During an interview with KIIS-FM, Clarkson revealed to the radio host that she met Blackstock while in a relationship. “I was so that girl. I was on the lookout when he became single.”
“Once you finally fall in love with someone and you are so comfortable with them, it makes you more comfortable in your skin,” the Grammy winner, who has a daughter River and a son Remington with the talent manager, added. It makes you feel more at ease as an artist and more confident. He’s well aware that I’m completely enamoured with him.”
Clarkson filed for divorce in June 2020, indicating that the couple’s romance didn’t last. A source told Us Weekly that the musician was “open to dating again” after they reached a settlement in March 2022. Scroll down to see all of the men who have been linked to the “Behind These Hazel Eyes” singer over the years:
Clarkson sparked rumours that she was dating the show’s runner-up after winning season 1 of American Idol in 2002. During an interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen more than a decade later, the “Stronger” singer clarified what happened between her and Guarini.
“We didn’t date during Idol, as everyone assumed,” Clarkson said in 2015, “but we did date during — I feel like we weren’t dating during [From Justin to Kelly], but I feel like maybe we did.” “We dated for a short time.”
After his band, The Graham Colton Band, opened for Clarkson’s Breakaway and Hazel Eyes Tours in 2015, the Voice coach fell in love with the musician. After six months of dating, the couple split up later that year.
In 2006, the singer of Yellowcard had a brief relationship with Clarkson.
In 2011, Blackstock and the singer of “Since U Been Gone” began dating and announced their engagement in December 2012. The couple married a year later and welcomed River and Remington into their family. Clarkson filed for divorce in June 2020, after nearly seven years of marriage. The songstress was declared legally single in September 2021. A judge approved their agreement in March of the following year.